The city of Lexington signed a new three-year labor agreement with the firefighters on Thursday.
Lexington's Urban County Council accepted the contract negotiated between the city and Lexington firefighters Tuesday.
The contract was ratified by the city firefighters union Sept. 21. According to the mayor's office, the new contract will save an estimated $4.7 million over three years. The contract covers 488 firefighters, lieutenants and captains.
In accepting the new contract, firefighters accepted a two-year wage freeze and holiday-time reduction to prevent 50 layoffs. Their pay increases in the third year. The firefighters acquired two new paramedic classes and a guarantee against layoffs.